HT Enterprises Magnetic Polar Pop-Up Tip-Up
Ratings & Reviews
great tipup the only ones i use
by deerejohnone -
these tipups are great a friend put me on to them a few years ago i know have 12 and would not use any thing else . when you get a flag there is a fish no wind flags with these babies
I am a pretty avid fisherman, new to the ice fishing aspect. I fish with 3 other guys and used all their equipment last year. They all use either HT or Frabill magnetic tip ups. To "hold my own" I purchased 10 of these traps...2 came right off the tube upon opening and most leaked allowing the spring in the tip up to freeze and not signal when we had fish (first day 3 pickeral on with no tip up) I sealed all the traps myself....first with a metal bonding adhesive used in aviation (work for GE) and second with a silicone adhesive(again GE)....traps all performed stellar after my own maintenance. I love these traps. I just wish they performed like this out of the package. Brian P Barrett bbubbab[@]
NOT LIKE THE OLD ONES
by DBAKER -
ORDERED ONE TO SEE HOW THEY WERE BUILT COMPARED TO THE OLDER ONES I HAVE. BASIC CONSTRUCTION IS THE SAME BUT CHEAPER. I HAD TO REGLUE THE SPOOL BACK ONTO THE TUBE AFTER THE 2ND TIME I TOOK IT OUT, TUBES COULD BE MADE HEAVIER BUT ITS NOT JUNK. HAVE USED IT SEVERAL TIMES SINCE FIXING THE SPOOL AND HAVE HAD NO OTHER TROUBLE.
Great tip up!!!
by big dummy -
This product is easy for any age to figure out. They are simple to set up and you dont have to worry about the wind. I dont use the straight boards anymore and dont plan on it either.
NO PARTS AVVABLE
by iceman clem
i like the tip ups .but if the flag poles break up after 2-yrs of service they are done for throw away .for the money i think they should last longer than that
Not What They Used to Be
The original pop-ups had a sturdier plastic tube, grey in color, and the three legs were made of a better quality metal. The addition of the orange flag, which seems to have disappeared on this model, was a waste of material and impacted the tube's ability to pop up. I was first introduced to this type of pop-up more than 20 years ago by my in-laws in South Dakota; they were easy to use, and they avoided the "false strikes" of the flag tip ups in heavy winds. The only "con" at that time was that it was difficult in stained water to see the wheel spinning unless the magnet had some coloring on it. The new models take on water, are not as likely to pop up in cold weather, and are hindered by parts that are of a lesser quality. I still use the newer model during warm weather, especially when I fish in SD where you can use four lines, but back in Minnesota, they stay in the basement.
Best tip-up on the market !
I have been using this product since the early 80's.I use my tip-ups an average of 30 times a year,from small ponds to large lakes were the wind blows all the time.You get no wind flags or freeze ups.The ability to move the tripod up or down on the tip-up helps out with freeze ups.Being able to set the drag on the spool is a must when using large bait.This tip-up has it all.
be careful of this item
by zeek -
This item is poorly built. The first time I used these tipups i found that water can get into the tube where the flag and the magnetic are stored. When this water freezes, the flag will not indicate a fish strike. I also had the spool come unglued from the tube on one of the units as well. I would recommend people to stay away from this product.
great for light biters
by mowerman -
fishes great for walleyes and perch good for windy conditions reels freeze up,I siliconed mine up flags trip in storage bag and break in transit Light weight
Extremely Disappointed in Minnesota
by Extremely Disappoint -
I recently purchased two of your Polar Pop-Up magnetic tip-ups online. I have two of these that I have used for over twenty-five years and have had no problems, except the magnets are getting weak. I used the first one right out of the package today - after set up, and because it was -10 today, I went to make sure my bait wasn't in the weeds and to clear the hole of ice. When I checked to make sure it was unlocked and the flag would pop up, nothing happened! When I tried pulling up on the shaft, it pulled right out of the magnet! Apparently, the magnet was frozen in the tube. I don't know for sure because when I attempted to remove the unit from the hole, the spool assembley slid off the end of the shaft and sank in 17 feet of water to the bottom of the lake! When I got home, I opened the second one - the shaft pulled out of the magnet and the spool assembly came off the tube without effort. There appears to be no adhesive sealer being used during assembly at all! I am extremely disappointed with the quality of product your company is putting out on the market. As I stated earlier, i have used this style tip-up for over twenty-five years and have never had a problem with water and/or seals with my previous units. I truly hope you will correct this quality-control issue immediately.
These tip ups are excellent!
by Bubba -
These tip ups really work great! I would recomend them to anyone who is an avid Ice-runner.
Not 100% satisfied
I fished with these on Minnesota's famed lake Winnibigoshish for jumbo perch. We caught fish on them but the longer they were in the sub-zero temps the worse they performed. I wasn't impressed. My opinion is stick with the HT insulated tip-ups or regular HT polars with a foam hole insulator.
They leak and freeze
by Wayne T
I like the product after I sealed the tubes with silicone. They all leaked and froze and the strike indicator did not work. Also not easy to get proper drag adjustment.
EZ setup lets you fish more.
I personnally own the previous model that used the flag indicator, it would stick in the tube from time to time, which made it hard to tell if you hooked-up. I just trimmed it down to eradicate the problem. Looks like they one-uped it now by using a flasher. Other than that, this item is a keeper. Quick to setup and take down, compact shape, varible drag. No need to clear the ice with the tripod design which gives it a sturdy platform. Of the 4 different varieties of tip-ups/pop-ups I use, this is by far the best.
no wind trips
by Mike E. Nye -
easy to set up and easy to put away no wind trips
Chineese made junk
First off the tube fills with water and freezes in the pop up, after epoxying the tube to stop water build up, the flag freezes in from snow. The plastic will not hold up to cold. The cover caps broke alowing the pop ups (if not frozen up) to get snapped off during transport. I talked to a fellow fisherman who has had the old style for 20 yrs and is still fishing with them. the new ones are junk.
You won't find a lower price
FAST, EASY, SETUP and TAKE DOWN
by One Walleye Tom -
We use a dozen pop up HTs on Fort Peck where there are frequent 10 to 30 below temps with high winds to make baiting, and setting tip ups miserable. Packing up is even easier, wind up the spool, fold the legs, lock down the pop-up and throw it in the bucket. At high wind chill index factors, you want the retrieval to be as fast as possible. You do have to be careful spudding them out, but you will learn how to do it right. No false flag ups because of wind. Great product.
HT magnetic pop up tipup
by firstname.lastname@example.org -
This is a great design and has been around for a long time. I have used them since they came out and have had great success. It takes a bit of experience with them to set the magnet and drag correctly. Once you have mastered that you will love them. When the wind is up I use these exclusively. My comment to HT is that the spool should have several colors so when you look at the spool you can tell when a fish is running.